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Old 10-24-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Phew good thing I'm a chick! I'm almost 31 and still wear my converse, it's cool though these rules only apply to men. Finally.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Default I agree

The men in my classes for OLLI members at the local college--yes, they are older, mostly retired businessmen or professors and gentlemen--wear polos, button down shirts and Dockers. You will not see any T-shirts, baggy shorts, or jeans unless they are clean and pressed, usually the jeans are paired with a jacket. In other words, these men look like adults, even though casually dressed. Even my son-in-law, who is north of 40, wears baggy cargo shorts, flip-flops, logo T-shirts, and has tattoos (perpetual teenager, IMO).
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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so, basically, I should dress like a sixty-year-old man in the 1980's?

to be honest, I usually wear a polo with shorts or jeans or a long-sleeved button up shirt with jeans when I am out and about (not at work, except Fridays). My shoes are casual brown Skechers like these:
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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So because I'm over 25 i should be going jogging in my Rockports and a suit?
That or some garish version of LeBron James' Nikes.

http://v2lab.com/wp-content/uploads/...mvp-shoe-1.jpg

To the OP, I'm Sixty and I'll wear my Chucks today just like I did when I was six or sixteen. I have a pair of black and a pair of brown leather Chucks that I will wear with a sport coat and jeans and look as clean as the board of health. So keep your ageist fashionista crap to yourself.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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and people like you should not be telling us what we should or shouldn't be wearing...

You know it's funny my wife points out and asks why I still wear my adidas shoes that are more for "younger kids".... it's because I like them and they are comfortable as hell.

You know what too.. I have tried a more "mature" look because I like how some of my friends looks when they're "dressed down"... nice jeans, button down, with a casual/dressy shoe and it works for them.. for me.. not so much... and it's not cheap either.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Hahahahaha, nothing makes my morning more than another episode of "Fashion Police: Whiny Irrational Edition".
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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The men in my classes for OLLI members at the local college--yes, they are older, mostly retired businessmen or professors and gentlemen--wear polos, button down shirts and Dockers. You will not see any T-shirts, baggy shorts, or jeans unless they are clean and pressed, usually the jeans are paired with a jacket. In other words, these men look like adults,
No grandma, they look like retired businessmen and professors.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Men over the age of 25 should not be wearing converse, vans, hi-tops or other kid type shoes. Grown ups wear grown up clothes. Wearing T-shirts with logos or graphics on them is for teenagers. Skinny jeans are effeminate and make one look like a homosexual. Baggy jeans are low class and ugly. Whatever happened to grown men who wear adult clothes?

The appropriate shoes for men aged 25 years and older would be monks, oxfords, derbies, and loafers. Grown men also wear button up shirts and polos. NOT short sleeve t-shirts with logos, wife beaters, sports jerseys and other low brow immature styles.

Anyone else agree?
I wear what is appropriate for my profession. Off work, I wear that in which I am comfortable.

I couldn't possibly care less whether or not you approve.

Nor am I so narcissistic as to think that you should dress according to my preferences.

[on that note, I am perpetually impressed at how many people are utterly unable to distinguish between what they subjectively prefer and what should objectively be]
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Men over the age of 25 should not be wearing converse, vans, hi-tops or other kid type shoes. Grown ups wear grown up clothes. Wearing T-shirts with logos or graphics on them is for teenagers. Skinny jeans are effeminate and make one look like a homosexual. Baggy jeans are low class and ugly. Whatever happened to grown men who wear adult clothes?

The appropriate shoes for men aged 25 years and older would be monks, oxfords, derbies, and loafers. Grown men also wear button up shirts and polos. NOT short sleeve t-shirts with logos, wife beaters, sports jerseys and other low brow immature styles.

Anyone else agree?
You know what?
I am not a man, and I don't wear any of those things.
I don't like how men look in skinny jeans or skinny pants.
I agree baggy pants look low class.

However, how about we stop worrying so much about what other people are wearing and mind our own business? How about that?
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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